Shaker Heights Middle School Bands

Attention 8th Graders!

High School Marching Band Camp Dates-2017

Raiderettes & Percussion- August 7-11

Rookie Day- August 11

All Marching Band-August 14-18

Preview Show-August 18 at noon

SMS Spring Band Concerts

* both concerts begin at 7 pm in the SMS Auditorium

Wednesday, April 19

7th Grade Concert Band (Pocaro & Clemens)

8th Grade Concert Band (Clemens) 

8th Grade Concert Winds (Clemens).


Thursday, April 20

7th Grade Concert Winds (Crain)

7th Grade Symphonic Band (Pocaro & Hughes)

8th Grade Symphonic Winds (Pocaro & Hughes).

About the Shaker Middle School Band Program

This year, there are 431 students at Shaker Middle School playing in one of the following bands:

8th Grade Bands

Symphonic Winds: This is the most advanced 8th grade band playing high school level pieces of music. It is directed by Mr. Pocaro and Mr. Hughes.

Concert Winds: This band is directed by Mr. Clemens, assisted by Mr. LeeGrand.

Concert Band: This band is directed by Mr. Clemens.

Jazz Ensemble: The Jazz Ensemble is a music enrichment class which meets daily during Raider Time after school and is directed by Mr. Pocaro.

7th Grade Bands

Symphonic Band: This is the most advanced 7th grade band, directed by Mr. Pocaro with help from Mr. Hughes.

Concert Winds: This band is directed by Mr. Crain and Mr. Hughes.

Concert Bands: These bands are directed by Mr. Clemens and Mr. Pocaro and band staff.

Jazz Ensemble- This band meets after school during Raider Time and is directed by Mr. LeeGrand.

SMS Band Concert Schedule
Fall Concert 1 Nov. 15 @ 7 pm
Fall Concert 2 Nov. 16 @ 7 pm
Winter Concert 1      Jan. 25 @ 7 pm
Winter Concert 2 Jan. 26 @ 7 pm
Jazz Fest April 12 @ 7 pm
Spring Concert 1 April 19 @ 7 pm
Spring Concert 2 April 20 @ 7 pm

Contact Information

SMS Band Directors

Adrian Pocaro- Lead Director

Bill Hughes

Dan Crain

Jason Clemens

Shaker Middle School Band Boosters Rep 

Hannah Mendelsohn
Shaker Bands Merchandise
Click here to go to the Shaker Bands merchandise page. 

The Shaker Band Boosters

 15911 Aldersyde Drive,

 Shaker Heights, OH, 44120